She's gussied up and ready for her big debut. Meet Nicey Jane™, my new fabric collection for Free Spirit. Nicey is sassy, sweet, and ready to sew. In other words, check your local fabric store, as Nicey Jane arrived this week.
These new prints are available in two color palettes. We'll call the pink/olive/tangerine palette Kissing Booth and the blue/gray/gold palette Porch Swing. Along with florals, geometrics, and stripes, there are also a handful of Nicey Jane cotton solids -- which are batting their threads at me now, calling, "Sew with me, Heather. Forget that computer and run away with me."
In a couple of weeks, there will also be eight 58" wide laminated cottons (similar to oil cloth, but light-weight and super-duper supple -- must touch). I'm excited that the finish is light-weight enough to be gathered. Once I finish up my stationery design work this month, I'm going to sew up a Smarty Girl book bag with the laminated cotton and give a full report. I also have some raincoat plans and a kid's booster seat to make.
(I never did show off my birthday bicycle, did I? Nicey is doing the job for me now. Yep, that's my pinkity-pink-ol bike there. I never would have guessed I'd go for a pink bike. Would have guessed orange. Or khaki. Or bright yellow. I love it though. Wait till you see the bicycle saddlebags I'm planning to make out of this print -- but in laminate. Oh yah.)
Back to the fabric, shall we?
The collection tells the story of small-town girl, Nicey Jane. Nicey heads to the city on Friday nights to swing dance with her beau -- but not before hanging the laundry to dry & enjoying an afternoon picnic on the farm. The prints are named for Nicey's story: Hello Roses, Hop Dot, Swing Toss, Wash-Day Ticking, Welcome Road, Picnic Bouquet, Slim Dandy, Dream Dot, Church Flowers, Pocketbook, and Lindy Leaf.
Now for dessert, a little Nicey Jane video. Be patient with the resolution; I uploaded this piece to YouTube instead of hosting it on my own site so it can be shared, embedded in other blogs, watched a gazillion times, etc. I have Isaac to thank for the wink -- you'll see.
For second dessert (what would a Hobbit call a second dessert?), I believe I'm in the mood for a celebratory giveaway. New fabric has arrrived -- and it's Christmas time -- a dangerous combination. So, three prizes! One $50 gift certificate and two $25 gift certificates to The Heather Bailey Store. To enter, leave a comment. Tell us something fun, or interesting, or weird, or clever, or something kind someone has done for you. Something like that. I do read all of the comments. I'll go first (see comments).
Happy holidays, my friends. I'm off to stir some hot cocoa with a candy cane and find myself a pair of slippers. It's cold outside.